Dang, people don't notice the homeless even when they're family members

To most people living in cities around the world, the homeless have essentially become invisible. They blend into the streets, they're background noise, they're just a part of the fabric of a city like buildings and street lights and crosswalks. Only... they're human. Just like us. To prove how invisible the homeless… » 4/23/14 8:18pm Yesterday 8:18pm

10 animals that might become extinct in the next 10 years

Chances are you won't see these rare animals at the local zoo because their population is down to the last hundreds. In some cases, it's much worse than that with only a couple left. Some of these animals you've never heard of but others on the verge of extinction are related to animals you know and love—like certain… » 4/21/14 8:18pm Monday 8:18pm

This drone footage showing the aftermath of a fire is so heartbreaking

A fire in Valparaíso, Chile has destroyed more than 2,500 homes, left 11,000 people homeless and killed at least 15 people. It's an unfathomable tragedy that has destroyed an entire community. This drone footage from Skyfilms attempts to show the extent of the damage caused by the fire's wrath. It looks like a set of an … » 4/17/14 2:04am 4/17/14 2:04am

Neat trick instantly turns happy songs into sad songs and vice versa

Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole… » 3/26/14 10:49pm 3/26/14 10:49pm

Meet the people who would leave Earth and take a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything… » 3/05/14 10:46pm 3/05/14 10:46pm

Incredible drone video shows Ukraine's riot battlefield from above

A drone films protesters clashing with police forces as tires and Molotov cocktails burn in Kiev's Independence Square. The battle has started again, after yesterday's failed truce. At least 75 have been killed on since last Tuesday, according to Ukraine's government officials. » 2/21/14 10:44am 2/21/14 10:44am

The world's largest solar plant is killing birds melting them with heat

The world's largest solar plant is awesome—unless you're a bird like the one in this image published by the corporation BrightSource Energy. This bird flew over the plant and was killed by its deadly heat levels, which can reach 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (537C). Apparently, this was expected. » 2/18/14 11:07am 2/18/14 11:07am

The desolate panorama from China's moon lander

Behold the first panorama taken by the Chang'e 3 moon lander. It's quite crappy—especially compared to the images taken by the Mars Curiosity rover. And it can't compare to the film photos taken by the Apollo missions. Still, good to be back on the Moon's surface. » 12/26/13 9:46am 12/26/13 9:46am

How a century of dog breeding ruined these beautiful animals

Watching how one hundred years of dog breeding "improvement" actually ruined perfectly beautiful, athletic, and useful dogs, turning them into a caricature of themselves full of health problems, is really sad. Just look at the deformation endured by the bull terrier above these lines. » 12/05/13 10:42am 12/05/13 10:42am

One chart exposes the racial preferences of online dating

Quartz has dug up a rather sad chart that reveals the racial preferences of online daters. Judging from data from Facebook dating app Are You Interested, you can see how different races respond to each other under the veil of the Internet. Most women respond positively to white men, while most men respond positively to … » 11/20/13 8:29pm 11/20/13 8:29pm

Incredible photos show terrible aftermath of Sumatra volcano eruption

These images of the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia, are as sad as they are strangely beautiful. The contrast between colorful figures and the grayscale of the ash-covered landscape is so striking that it seems unreal. Here's the entire story told in photos. » 11/19/13 2:08pm 11/19/13 2:08pm

Aerial photos reveal the destructive path of the Midwest tornado

Tornadoes ripped through the Midwest of the United States earlier today and the damage it left behind is absolutely tragic. These pictures of Washington, Illinois, the worst area affected, show how a community gets shredded by natural disaster. The path is violent, the ground is scarred and the homes are just gone. » 11/18/13 10:40pm 11/18/13 10:40pm

Before and after pictures of the Philippines typhoon are heartbreaking

This is so sad. Satellite imagery has captured what the Philippines looked like before and after Typhoon Haiyan and it's absolutely tragic. Towns, homes, people's lives have just been completely decimated. There's nothing left. To see the total destruction from above like this is heartbreaking. One day everything is… » 11/12/13 10:06pm 11/12/13 10:06pm

Seeing the empty rooms of cam girls is completely sobering

In the transaction of receiving real-time titillation via pixels over the Internet, it's easy to forget how complicated some situations can be. Sure, there are gobs of money and endless credit card numbers being punched through but sometimes it's just a prettier version of indentured servitude. » 11/01/13 9:15pm 11/01/13 9:15pm

How corporate stupidity destroyed the most legendary game company ever

Lucasarts. If you were born in the 70s, your memories are probably intimately tied to their classic games. The company was once a dream workplace in which amazingly creative and talented people created some of the best games in history. Sadly, this is how corporate stupidity destroyed it, starting with George Lucas. » 9/27/13 1:02pm 9/27/13 1:02pm